In this report, Appledore profiles Nokia’s ‘Deepfield” analytics solution.
Nokia Deepfield is a network and cloud focused “insight” and analytics platform, acquired by Nokia in 2017. It identifies, maps and analyses network traffic, with a focus on visibility of applications, their sources and destinations, and classification of traffic types – whether Netflix servers, CDNs, or “things” of any type. Nokia Deepfield, in Appledore Research’s opinion, represents a unique and highly relevant approach that combines an understanding of network performance with an understanding of how that network is used. This context is increasingly essential in today’s app-driven, dynamic world.
We cover, in depth, what Deepfield is, its core applications including both network and security foci, how it operates, and why it represents a new approach to analytics. In particular we look into Deepfield’s “Genome” and how it, along with router technology advances, disrupts the historical economic trade-off between DPI (which with the Deepfield approach is no longer required), throughput and cost.